August 14, 2022
The clothing industry - otherwise known as the ready-to-wear industry or the textile clothing industry - refers to the large-scale production of clothing products, usually in mass production, but at least in large series. Historically, it grew out of tailors and small sewing shops that produced men's, women's and children's clothes made using handicraft methods, under the influence of the gradual mechanization of the technological processes used in them and as a result of the new market demands that appeared with urbanization. The concept of the clothing industry as an industry therefore refers to those smaller -includes larger factories and plants that deal with the mass and serial production of clothing and other textile products that require assembly. Today, these production units employ workers ranging from a few tens to several thousand. In addition, private entrepreneurs producing custom-made clothes and repairing clothes, as well as small tailors with one or two people, have survived to this day. The summary statistics usually treat the textile industry and the clothing industry together under the name "textile and clothing industry", and the non-expert audience thinks of the two sectors as one and when they hear the term "textile industry", this includes the clothing industry. In fact, they are two separate, although closely related, branches. The textile industry, in addition to supplying materials suitable for processing (fabrics, some of the accessories, such as sewing thread, lining materials, etc.) to the clothing industry, is also a supplier of many other areas (for example, it produces various technical and health and medical textiles), and the clothing industry uses textile materials ready-made clothing products (underwear and outerwear articles, hats, tailored gloves, etc.), as well as other textile products used in households that require cutting and sewing (tablecloths and bed linen, towels and other cloths, curtains, tablecloths, furniture covers, etc.) produces. This justifies the separate discussion of the two sectors.